Posts tagged as: Ehsanullah Ehsan

Bomber near election rally kills 11 in Peshawar

A suicide bomber attacked an election meeting in Peshawar killed at least 11 people late Tuesday, police said.   The Awami National Party (ANP) was holding a meeting at Yaka Toot area of Peshawar when the bomb exploded in the crowded area.   Police and doctors confirmed that 11 people were killed and nearly 40 […]

Pakistani Taliban deny role in Boston bombing

Pakistani Taliban said on Tuesday denied any involvement in two bomb attacks in Massachusetts during the Boston Marathon, which killed three persons and injured up to 100 others.   Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, said Taliban do not have any role in the attacks.   He said Taliban may issue a detailed statement when someone claims […]

Bomb attack kills 4 Rangers in Karachi

A bomb attack on security forces in Karachi killed at least four paramilitary soldiers late Wednesday, officials said.   Miscreants lobbed a bomb at the truck of the paramilitary Rangers in the Korangi area of Karachi.   Two soldiers died at the scene and two died of wounds in the city’s major hospital, doctors said. […]

Musharraf yet to get any place in deeply politically divided society

Former military President Pervez Musharraf, who returned to the country on Sunday after over four years of self-exile, is struggling to for a political role but at the same time he faces arrest in several cases and also serious threats from the Taliban militants.   He could not attract a big crowd when he spoke […]

Taliban suspend talks over lukewarm govt response

Pakistani Taliban on Monday suspended their peace talks offer after the government ignored their proposal as they had refused to stop attacks.   Taliban had offered conditional talks in early February and at the same time they continued attacks on security forces and opponents.   A Taliban video said they are suspending talks because of […]

Tribal jirga to start talks with Taliban, forces for peace

The grand tribal jirga elders will begin talks with the Taliban militants and the security forces to end violence in the tribal regions and the country.   A declaration issued at the conclusion of a day-long grand ‘jirga’ or council of tribal elders and top political and religious leaders if Pakistan also called for setting […]

Tribal jirga opens to discuss Taliban dialogue offer

Tribal elders and political leaders Thursday opened discussions in Islamabad to chalk out policy for holding negotiations with the Taliban.   Taliban had offered peace talks to the government this month. However, there has been no progress so far as the government is asking the Taliban to stop attacks before the talks are to be started […]

Six Taliban bombers shot dead after Bannu police station attack


Police shot dead a group of six suicide bombers hours after they launched an audacious attack on a a police station in Bannu, a senior police officer said on Thursday.   Meanwhile a bomb blast killed at least three people in Orakzai tribal region.   The group of six launched attack on police station in […]

Malik asks Taliban to announce 30-day ceasefire for talks

Interior Minister, Rehman Malik Wednesday asked the Taliban to declare a 30-day ceasefire if they want dialogue with the government.   It was the first formal government’s response to the Taliban dialogue offer to end their attacks, which have killed nearly 40,000 people including security forces, in the past 10 years.   “The government is […]

Mystery shrouds Taliban dialogue offer

Pakistani Taliban offered conditional dialogue offer to the government on February 4 that raised hopes for an important move to end the years of violence which has claimed lives of nearly 40,000 people including security forces in nearly 10 years.   The government has not yet responded to the offer and Interior Minister Rehman Malik […]

Malik asks Taliban to appoint real representatives for talks

Interior Minister Rehman Malik Saturday said that Taliban are neither serious nor sincere in talks with the government.   The remarks came days after the Taliban offered conditional talks with the government, who also sought guarantee of three senior Pakistani religious and political leaders.   The Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, had also called for the […]

Nawaz Sharif asks gov’t to begin talks with Taliban

Leader of Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N), Nawaz Sharif, on Thursday asked the government to start talks with the Taliban days after the militants offered dialogue to end the years of bloodshed in the country.   Taliban this week said they are ready for talks if the security forces gave guarantee of three senior political and […]


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